|Blurbarian Since||July 2008|
|My Web Site||www.larrylouie.com|
|Location||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|My Occupation||Optometrist, Humanitarian Documentary Photography|
|My Bio||Larry Louie was educated as a doctor of optometry. He now splits his time between his practice and his art. Larry’s greatest interest lies far off the beaten path, where indigenous people pursue lives very different from his own, and distinct cultures face rapid change, even extinction. He explores the challenges that arise where people’s lives are caught between the past and present, documenting the social issues of groups that modern society has touched but left behind. His photographs show the strength and perseverance that mark people the world over, revealing the light sometimes found in dark places. By documenting remote societies, he hopes to inspire others to take note of what' is at stake. Larry' s work to document the lives of people around the world has resulted in a vast archive of images. His work has received international recognition, exhibitions and awards including the IPA Lucie Award; National Geographic Photo Essay Award and a humanitarian grant from the WPGA|
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